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Medieval knife and pricker set

This is / was the utility knife / leatherman / pocket knife / everyday carry knife set used throughout the Middle Ages. The knife is self-explanatory, but you may well ask "What's up with the pricker, Therion, and why would nearly everyone carry one?" "What's up with the pricker, Therion, and why would nearly everyone carry one?" - well, I'll tell you, smart guy. It wasn't so much the abundance and popularity of fondue pots in the Medieval world, and it wasn't your second guess of using it to skewer that last bit of meat off of the common trencher. Prickers were popular / necessary / carried by everyone in their knife and pricker utility kit because of the lack of duct-tape and bungee cords. Think about it - without duct-tape and bungee cords (and ratchet straps), everything you wanted to connect to other things was most often tied together with ropes or twine or leather thongs - and despite the prevalence of Evil Medieval Warlords hacking through the ropes and thongs in damned near every historical movie ever made, one would usually take the time to un-knot the ropes or twine or leather thongs holding things together. One couldn't just buy lots and lots of rope at Ye Olde Pence and Farthing, they had to be twisted up by peasants. I guess that explains why maybe the Evil Medieval Warlords would hack through ropes and twine and leather thongs - but for everyone else, there was your pricker. The blades on these are made from stainless steel, the grips are bone, and they come in a dual sheath that is worn suspended from the belt. There are many good craftsmen making custom knife and pricker sets, but up until now there hasn't been a good inexpensive set out on the market. So - here they are. Oh - and yes, you can use the pricker to skewer that last bit of meat off of the common trencher.

knife -
length: 9 1/4"
blade: 5 1/2"
blade width: 3/4"
bolster and grip: 3 3/4"
weight: 2.9
pricker -
length: 8 1/4"
blade: 4 1/2"
bolster and grip: 3 3/4"
weight: 2.4
set in sheath weight: 6.6 oz

Price: $35

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